Skip to main content

View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 1/8 (342 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  progressive yes, liberal no (0+ / 0-)

    and an example of why I hate using them interchangeably.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:06:50 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  How were the words different in meaning then? (0+ / 0-)

      I maintain that there is no difference now, except that "liberal" was a bad word, so people who used to call themselves liberals started calling themselves "progressives."

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:10:56 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  meh (0+ / 0-)

        I'm too tired right now.  Progressives essentially had no problem limiting people's freedom if they thought they knew better, so of course they were pro-prohibition.  Liberals should have always been against restricting people's liberty to produce, sell, purchase, and consume alcohol, whether we're talking about engaging in manufacture, commerce, or personal behavior.

        Fwiw I identify as neither liberal nor progressive.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:27:54 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site